Sunday, September 19, 2010

Then She Was 1

Our little Ada turned 1 yesterday. We had some friends and my parents over for a little birthday bash (well as much as a birthday bash one can do on Sunday). Ada is going to love her stroller. I can already tell
"Presents? What are those? I just want to eat the wrapping."

"Why did my parents strip me down to my diaper? They never do this."
I was so excited to have Ada dig into a smash cake. I was pretty certain that she was going to enjoy every last minute of it.

The cute Lady Bug cake with the dangerous black and red frosting. We tried to take all precautions and cover the floor with plastic bags (And she still seemed to dodge the plastic when food dropped!)

A Before family picture. Ada is starting to poke and pick.

"Why have my parents never let me do this before? Man I have been missing out!"

"Anyone want some?"

"There better be some more."

After family picture.
Ada was being so kind and wanted to share some with me.

The most disgusting bath ever

Our new favorite face that Ada makes. She makes this when something is hot OR cold

All clean
Mom and Dad, we are so happy you made the long flight to come and share this day with us. Thank you for everything!

Ada digging in

This has been such a fun and good year. I can't believe how quickly it has flown. I just want to document some of my favorite things and memories about little Ada (in no particular order)
1. The first time I held Ada, I was absolutely shocked by how heavy and big she was. I was anticipating a 6 pounder because of my doctors predictions
2. I love how Ada scrunches her nose up in pictures or when we do it to her. She will usually snort when she does it.
3. Watching her "wrestle" with her dad is hilarious. She really gets into it
4. Hearing Ada call Scott, "Scott." (It actually sounds more like "Sca")
5. When I tell Ada to say, "Mommy" and she smiles at me and says, "Dadda."
6. Her army crawl
7. Her love of the water. She loves baths, we can dunk her in the water and she still goes back for more
8. Watching Ada interact with other kids/youth. She loves them
9. Her belly laugh
10. How she gets really loopy and slap happy when she is tired
11. This one drives me nuts sometimes, but when she is full or tired of the food that we have given her so she picks it up, reaches to the side, looks at one of us and drops it.
12. Her funny little steps that she is taking (she has her shoulders rounded and elbows tucked in)
13. When she used to really cuddle
14. Her bright eyes. There is something so sweet when we look at each other and she smiles.
15. When I nursed her. I loved that time with her, but I didn't produce enough milk to keep her happy and full
16. The bald spot she used to have on the back of her head. It just made me laugh
17. The binky game we play with her when she wakes up from naps and bedtime
18. How she jumps in her crib, or on anything else
19. When I stick my gum out close to her face and she dive bombs for a taste (It's what I do in church to keep her entertained)
20. Her soft skin. Ada still has really baby soft skin that I love to tickle
21. Putting lotion on her tummy. After bath time I lather the little one up. She lays flat on her back and as soon as she sees the lotion bottle, she starts slapping her tummy. So cute
22. When she escapes from us while putting clothes on her so she crawls around naked.
23. Her bum. It is so dang cute
So, there are so many more, but I don't have time to write anymore. We are both so grateful to have baby Ada in our lives. She has truly blessed us. This has been a great year, I am looking forward to see what year 2 brings.


Amy said...

Aw, happy birthday to that cute little girl. Looks like she had way too much fun, and that's a good thing!

By the way, did yo make that cake

J Fo said...

SO cute. I can't believe how fast that year went! I remember Emmy's 1st b-day and she would barely touch her cake. It kind f freaked her out and all she wanted was the frosting. I'm glad that Ada really dove in and got the hang of it!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Ada! I just watched the video of Ada laughing below- too cute! Her laugh is so contagious!

the emily said...

I don't know why but this post made me tear up a little bit. Why do babies have to grow? I love this age, when they start walking and talking and becoming real people. I cant believe how into the cake thing she was! Neither one of my kids liked it...we'll see how Zoe does.

Oh, and did you make that cake? SO cute.


Lindsay said...

Emily and Amy, I DID NOT make the cake. I wish I had any sort of cake decorating talent, although, that one does look pretty easy.

Lisa K said...

That icing looks like blood on her!!

Oh, and Colton still will look at us and drop his food when he's done. That's why he's in charge of picking up the floor after dinner. =)

Lovell Family said...

that cake was so cute...too bad Ada destroyed it! Are those curls I see on her head? She looks so much older than when I saw her last! So cute! Happy Birthday Ada!

ps. It looks like you and scott will soon have the same hairdo! ;P

Ems said...

I'm all over the smash cake idea. Looks like Ada was too! Love the pictures. She's so cute! And such a great day to be born. Happy Birthday to Ada!

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

Great cake smashing skills Ada's got!

Jenny said...

Holy mess! I think she did better than any one year old i've ever seen. her hair has come in a ton since I last saw her. I think I see some beauty curls!

James & Kathy said...

Happy Birthday ADA! I can't believe our babies are becoming little girls. Make it stop. :) She is so adorable and your list of things you love about Ada was my favorite part. Her slapping her tummy for lotion made me smile. Love the post!

Greg and Abbey said...

that's SOOOO great! how fun that she dug into the cake!!!! :) kate's bday is tuesday! hopefully she will have fun with her cupcake!

Boquinha said...

Happy belated birthday from all of us! We've been away at the beach (and away from our handy birthday calendar and the internet) or we could've attempted another computer chat (though we are still having some kind of webcam issues and it sounds like you had a full house anyway). Give her kisses from us! That's neat your parents went out there!